Overpopulation in the future ( and whoops)
by harshm on February 24, 2018 - 8:32am
This article tackles what the predictions of the future concerning overpopulation and the sharing of the planet in the future. Data has estimated that the human population count will be of 9.8 billion people when we reach the year 2050. We are foreseeing the European continent to diminish in number only by a few millions, indicating no growth whatsoever in the next 30 years. Yet, we expect the African continent to have their population multiplied by 2.6 by the same time, the Asian continent to rise with 750 million new members and 200 million more in America. Considering that, on a scale of what we should be using every year, we use 1.7:1 resources as it is, with only 7,5 billion individuals. Finding a solution to this is quite the impossible task. Innovations such as city planning, emissions control and vertical farming will only help us cope for the future, guaranteeing nothing for the future.
I believe that we’re probably going to be facing a crisis some time before 2050. I really think that using almost twice as much as resource that we need will eventually come bite us back in the future. Resource sharing and not overexploiting should be what we are doing right now, and not a backup plan if something hits us. I can understand not being able to go into growth development because we have lots of mouth to feed, but what ever happened to sustainable development? If only resources were efficiently used, we might just not be in trouble in 30 years.